After having to await the iPhone 6 launch as a result of a regulative kerfuffle, Chinese people are obviously hyper-excited about the launch of the new phones, pre-ordering over 2 million in merely 6 hrs.
Exactly what’s hilarious about this is that the phones weren’t even expected to be readily available for pre-order until Friday, October 10, with initial retail sales coming a week in the future October 17. All 3 of the major Chinese mobile carriers– China Unicom, China Mobile, as well as China Telecom– began taking orders today, stacking up the majority of the pre-orders for the 64GB iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models. The rate tag for those devices in China is around US$ 1,000.
Apple had actually formerly released a press statement concerning iPhone 6 accessibility on Tuesday, September 30, with CEO Tim Chef mentioning that “We are delighted to bring iPhone 6 and also iPhone 6 Plus to our clients in China on all 3 service providers at launch. With support for TD-LTE as well as FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and also iPhone 6 Plus customers will certainly have access to high-speed mobile networks from China Mobile, China Telecommunications, and China Unicom for an extraordinary encounter.”
The launch numbers for the iPhone 6 handsets have actually been quite outstanding, so the business’s upcoming incomes call on October 20 should contain great news for financiers.